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Mayo-Hegar needle holders

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Dates
1967
circa 1967
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011002
Description
A pair of surgical needle-holders; has a T-C jaw; the tip is narrow but is dull; it has grips on the bottom
Accession Number
996011002
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- needle
Description
A pair of surgical needle-holders; has a T-C jaw; the tip is narrow but is dull; it has grips on
the bottom
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Stille
Site Made (Country)
Sweden
Dates
1967
circa 1967
Date Remarks
A similar instrument was found in Sklar Catalogue for 1967
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
There is a faint "D" on the back; on jaw line there are the markings of "Stille Sweden"; adjacent
to this mark there are stars
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-9
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 7.6 cm.
Condition Remarks
The instrument is in good condition; there are a few nicks on rings of arms; brown (rust?) stains
located in cusp where teeth mesh; normal signs of wear on inside arms at point of intersection
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Other
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instruments - Suction and Pressure Apparatus" by J. Sklar Mfg. Co., Inc., 1967, p. 54
#170-31; "Illustrated Catalog", Miltex Instrument Co., 1973, p. 68 #MX8-44
Research Facts
Commonly used to hold needles in place; T-C Jaw -- there is no screw in instrument to be lost
during surgery
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tissue forceps

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Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011003
Description
A pair of forceps, very plain; has a narrow top with teeth to grip; it curves through the middle and slims again at the bottom; there are no distinguishing features
Accession Number
996011003
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Dissection, instrumentation
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- tissue
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- dressing
MM= Grasping and Fixating -- forceps -- thumb
Description
A pair of forceps, very plain; has a narrow top with teeth to grip; it curves through the middle
and slims again at the bottom; there are no distinguishing features
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Down Bros.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1960
1969
circa 1960-1969
Date Remarks
Dated from Miltex catalogue.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On the inside of the forceps there are two inscriptions: "STAINLESS" and "DOWN BROS LONDON"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-16
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Width: 2.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
The instrument is in good condition; there is a corrosive spot below the "STAINLESS" stamp along
edge; additional brownish areas on opposite side under "DOWN BROS" and 1.4 cm to the right (towards handle); black pitted area on edge "STAINLESS" tong 5.7 cm from tip; #2: stained
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
A similar object was found in the "Illustrated Catalogue" by the Miltex Instrument Company, 1973, p. 42 MX6-114
Research Facts
Unable to locate an exact replica of the forceps in any catalogue; however, a similar model
was found in the Miltex Catalogue
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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hypodermic kit

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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011004
Description
A silver, aluminum rectangular case with top hinged at back; inside of case is hollow, but has two pieces of metal, one at the top and one partway down, which had circular pieces stamped out in order to hold six items of varying sizes; kit includes 996.011.005-.009
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Accession Number
996011004
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- set -- case
Description
A silver, aluminum rectangular case with top hinged at back; inside of case is hollow, but has two
pieces of metal, one at the top and one partway down, which had circular pieces stamped out in
order to hold six items of varying sizes; kit includes 996.011.005-.009
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
Tablets in kit date to 1916 (996.011.006)
Material
metal: silver
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 8.7 cm. x Width: 4.1 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
No corrosion; minor wear; lid works well
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #3
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hypodermic syringe

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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011005 a-e
Description
A hypodermic syringe consisting of a metal casing which slips over a glass barrel and has a threaded nozzle; glass barrel is hollow and cylindrical; metal plunger consists of threaded rod with flat round top which is slightly concave; a metal disc with two flat handles, one at each side, moves up a…
Accession Number
996011005 a-e
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
A hypodermic syringe consisting of a metal casing which slips over a glass barrel and has a threaded
nozzle; glass barrel is hollow and cylindrical; metal plunger consists of threaded rod with flat
round top which is slightly concave; a metal disc with two flat handles, one at each side, moves up
and down the rod; bottom of rod has leather washer, metal ribs, another leather washer, then a metal
tip; circular metal cap screws onto tip of barrel casing; cap has slight hourglass shape; needle
with round threaded base screws onto tip of barrel casing; tapered cone on base holds needle in
place; from hypodermic kit 996.011.004
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - metal barrel casing - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Diameter1.0
b - glass barrel - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Diameter8.0
c - metal plunger - Size: Length 7.1 cm. x Width 2.7 cm.
d - metal screw cap - Size: Length 7.0 mm. x Diameter6.0
e - needle - Size: Length 2.4 cm. x Diameter5.0
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
Tablets in kit date to 1916 (996.011.006)
Material
metal: silver
glass: clear
leather: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Condition Remarks
No corrosion; minor chipping at ends of glass barrel; all moving parts work well
Copy Type
Original
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medicine container

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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996011006
Description
A narrow cylindrical glass container with brown cork stopper containing white circular tablets up to 2/3 of the interior space; cork stopper has orange wax on top surface and a piece of white cotton pushed into the container below it; product label covers 2/3 of the container's circumference and mo…
Accession Number
996011006
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A narrow cylindrical glass container with brown cork stopper containing white circular tablets up
to 2/3 of the interior space; cork stopper has orange wax on top surface and a piece of white cotton
pushed into the container below it; product label covers 2/3 of the container's circumference
and most of its length; container has small lip at mouth; the tablets are atropine sulphate; from
hypodermic kit 996.011.004
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
John Wyeth & Bros.
Site Made (City)
Philadelphia
Site Made (State)
Pennsylvania
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
Date is stamped on label
Material
tablets: white
glass: clear
paper: off-white
fabric: white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "SOLUBLE HYPODERMIC TABLETS // ATROPINE SULPHATE // Manufactured by // JOHN WYETH &
BROT [rest of label missing] PHILAD [illegible]"; sideways, at end: "No. 14"; other end, horizontal:
"1/100 // GR."; in purple ink, "1916", and in pink ink, "0070289", both stamped at each side
of the words "Manufactured by"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Diam. : 8.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Container and cork are in good condition; tablets still in solid form; some powder evident on inside
wall of container; label is torn away at top along word "HYPODERMIC"; "T" of "TABLETS" is
gone; second part of word "BROT..." is gone; paper has rough texture due to wear
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Atropine is an extract of Belladonna
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morphine and atropine hypodermic tablets vial

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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996011007
Description
A narrow cylindrical amber glass container with a flat bottom and an open top, plugged with a cork stopper; the container is full of circular white tablets; a paper manufacturer's label covers about half of the upper outside of the container and lists product information; the container has a small …
Accession Number
996011007
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drug Packaging -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A narrow cylindrical amber glass container with a flat bottom and an open top, plugged with a cork stopper; the container is full of circular white tablets; a paper manufacturer's label covers about half of the upper outside of the container and lists product information; the container has a small lip at the mouth; from hypodermic kit 996.011.004.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Parke, Davis & Co.
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
Located with another medicine container dated 1916 (996.011.006)
Material
tablets: white
glass: clear yellow
paper: off-white
cork: brown
Inscriptions
On label: "25 HYPODERMIC TABLETS // NO. 16 // MORPHINE AND ATROPINE, RH // Morphine sulphate, 1-4 gr. // Atropine sulphate, 1-150 gr. // POISON C450063 // PARKE, DAVIS & CO."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.5 cm. x Diam. : 5.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
Container is broken at mouth; a "V"-shaped piece is missing with the wide part at the mouth and the narrow part under the label; cork is chipped; label is dirty; edges of paper are rough but no parts are missing
Copy Type
Original
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hypodermic needle

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Dates
1916
circa 1916
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011008
Description
A hypodermic needle with a circular hollow base on top of which is a squared metal section, slightly concave on each side; squared section tapers at top and ends at base of needle; needle tip is cut on an angle; from hypodermic kit, 996.011.004
Accession Number
996011008
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- hypodermic needles
Description
A hypodermic needle with a circular hollow base on top of which is a squared metal section, slightly
concave on each side; squared section tapers at top and ends at base of needle; needle tip is
cut on an angle; from hypodermic kit, 996.011.004
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Yale
Dates
1916
circa 1916
Date Remarks
In case with tablets dated 1916 (996.011.006)
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
On squared section: "YALE // STAINLESS"; on opposite side, "B-D // 26"; on base: "PAT. NO. 2076121"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-5
Dimension Notes
Length: 4.3 cm. x Width: 6.0 mm. x Depth: 6.0 mm.
Condition Remarks
No signs of wear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"CATALOG OF LABORATORY APPARATUS and SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS", Central Scientific Company, 1942,
p. 658, model 42110; "Storz Surgical Instruments", Storz Instrument Company, 1966, p. 123, model
N-1699 Fig. X
Research Facts
Similar to the "Luer Slip-on Type" found in the Central Scientific Co. catalog (p. 658); also,
p. 123 in Storz's catalog of surgical instruments
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scalpel handle

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
996011010
Description
A #7 Bard-Parker scalpel missing the actual blade; not stainless steel, the blade was detachable from the handle; scalpel divided into three distinct sections: the tip for blade insertion, a middle portion and a grooved handle
Accession Number
996011010
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Tonsillectomy -- instrumentation
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- handle
MM= Cutting Tool -- knife -- tonsil
Description
A #7 Bard-Parker scalpel missing the actual blade; not stainless steel, the blade was detachable
from the handle; scalpel divided into three distinct sections: the tip for blade insertion, a
middle portion and a grooved handle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Bard-Parker Co. Inc.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
An identical instrument was found in Storz 1966 Catalogue
Material
metal: silver; brown
Inscriptions
"MADE IN USA // BARD-PARKER // 7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F1-8
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.2 cm. x Width: 0.6 cm. x Depth: 0.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some of the "silver" (unsure of metal composition) top coat has worn away; surface exhibits normal
signs of wear; copper-coloured base metal visible on grooved handle and base of tip; rust visible
as well at base of tip
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Storz Surgical Instruments," Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 265, item # N-6687
Exhibit History
On exhibit at the Museum of Health Care in the East Gallery, small cases #1 and #2 - May 30, 2007 - March 9, 2009.
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hypodermic kit in case

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Dates
1942
circa 1942
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011011 a-e
Description
A metal hypodermic kit; case hinges at the back; top and bottom surfaces are horizontally corrugated, sides are smooth; fastens at front with clasp; interior has flat mounts with semicircular clips on bottom and top surfaces; top mount has four clips which are paired: two at the front edge and two …
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Accession Number
996011011 a-e
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Injections -- instrumentation
MM= Injections -- set
Description
A metal hypodermic kit; case hinges at the back; top and bottom surfaces are horizontally corrugated, sides are smooth; fastens at front with clasp; interior has flat mounts with semicircular clips on bottom and top surfaces; top mount has four clips which are paired: two at the front edge and two at the back; bottom mount has five pairs of clips: three small and two large ones in the centre; also included are three hypodermic needles with round hollow bases and squared rims which taper upwards to base of needle, and a plastic needle holder designed for two hypodermic needles whose base would clip into the plastic pair of prongs at each end and tips would rest inside a hexagonal case; four needle wires are included in the kit.
Number Of Parts
5
Part Names
a - case - Size: Length 9.5 cm. x Width 8.4 cm. x Depth 1.0 cm.
b - plastic needle holder - Size: Length 5.8 cm. x Width 9.0 mm.
c-e - needles (x3) - Size: Length 3.0 cm. x Width 7.0 mm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Site Made (City)
Rutherford
Site Made (State)
New Jersey
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1942
circa 1942
Date Remarks
Needles of the same model illustrated in the Cenco Catalog of 1942, p. 658
Material
metal: silver
plastic: clear
Inscriptions
kit (top): "B-D"; front side: "NICKEL SILVER"; (c) "B-D // ERUSTO // LUER-LOK // PAT. 1742497"; (d) "B-D // ERUSTO // LUER-LOK // PAT 1742497"; (e) "B-D 27 // YALE // STAINLESS // PAT. NO. 2076121"; (b) "B-D TWIN-PAK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Condition Remarks
Moderate signs of wear on kit including black accretions in grooves of corrugated surfaces; hinge and clasp work well; more black accretions on inside surfaces; additional stains on flat mounts; plastic needle case shows minor signs of wear, some superficial scratches; needles in good condition; needle (e) may have been dropped at one point, its tip is bent
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments", Central Scientific Company (CENCO), 1942, p. 658, model #42110; "Surgical Instruments", Storz, 1966, p. 438, model #S-3620; also see 997.001.198a (case of B-D needles)
Research Facts
Same model illustrated in Cenco Catalog, 1942, p. 658; "Storz Catalog", 1966, p. 438
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hypodermic syringe

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Dates
1966
circa 1966
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996011012 a-b
Description
A glass syringe consisting of a barrel and plunger; barrel has small circular nozzle at top and a cylindrical body; starting from base of bozzle and going down to the mouth of the barrel are marked increments; mouth has a lip; plunger has round, flat head and opaque tubular body; bottom is flat; se…
Accession Number
996011012 a-b
Collection
Dr. H. Botterell Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Syringes
MM= Injections -- hypodermic syringe
Description
A glass syringe consisting of a barrel and plunger; barrel has small circular nozzle at top and a
cylindrical body; starting from base of bozzle and going down to the mouth of the barrel are marked
increments; mouth has a lip; plunger has round, flat head and opaque tubular body; bottom is flat;
sealed at both ends, but hollow; included in hypodermic kit 996.011.011
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - barrel - Size: Length 6.5 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
b - plunger - Size: Length 6.3 cm. x Width 1.3 cm.
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. H. Botterell
Maker
Glasco
Dates
1966
circa 1966
Date Remarks
Similar model illustrated in Storz catalog, p. 438
Material
glass: clear; opaque
Inscriptions
On barrel: "5 10 15 20 25 M // 1/2 1 1 1/2 cc"; "GLASCO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D5-4
Condition Remarks
Original black paint on increment markings is almost all gone; some black still evident on "cc" and
"25 M" and "GLASCO"; base of glass nozzle on tip shows build-up of grime; interior of barrel has
yellowish deposits at nozzle; plunger has superficial scratching over most of its surface; a darker,
blackish line circles the centre of the plunger
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Catalog of Laboratory Apparatus and Scientific Instruments", Central Scientific Company (CENCO),
1942, p. 658, model #42100; "Surgical Instruments", Storz, 1966, p. 438, model #S-3600
Research Facts
Similar models illustrated in Cenco Catalog, 1942, p. 658; "Storz Catalog", 1966, p. 438
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